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Figure Skating

Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 10:00 AM 23 Feb (PyeongChang)
Ladies Single Skating Free Skating

111.84 (16th)

Alina Zagitova (OAR)
Evgenia Medvedeva (OAR)
Kaetlyn Osmond (CAN)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 21 Feb (PyeongChang)
Ladies Single Skating Short Program

56.77 (16th)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 20 Feb (PyeongChang)
Ice Dance Free Dance

VIRTUE Tessa / MOIR Scott (CAN)
PAPADAKIS Gabriella / CIZERON Guillaume (FRA)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 17 Feb (PyeongChang)
Men Single Skating Free Skating

150.75 (21st)

Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN)
Shoma Uno (JPN)
Javier Fernandez (ESP)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 16 Feb (PyeongChang)
Men Single Skating Short Program

83.06 (16th)

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Full Figure Skating Schedule & Results

The glitz and glamour of Figure Skating will be a true spectacle at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, with the green and gold skaters ready to take the ice.

The world’s best 148 figure skaters will all vie for the chance to call themselves Olympic Champions across five events; men’s and women’s individual, pairs, ice dance and for only the second time in Olympic history - the teams event.

Skaters will take to the ice at Gangneung Ice Arena, part of the Gangneung Olympic Park in front of crowds of 12,000 enthusiastic spectators.

After making his debut at the Sochi Games as a 19-year-old, Brendan Kerry will again grace the ice at PyeongChang in the men’s individual event. Kerry followed in his mother Monica’s footsteps who competed in Ice Dancing at the 1988 Calgary Olympics.

In the women’s event, triple Australian Champion 19-year-old Kailani Craine will make her Olympic debut at the 2018 Games.

The 2017 Junior World Champions, pairs skaters Harley Windsor and Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, have qualified for their first appearance on the Olympic stage, by which time they will be 21 and 18-years of age respectively.


Qualification, Nomination & Selection

Australia has qualified one man, one women and one pairs duo in Figure Skating at PyeongChang 2018.

Australia’s male figure skater, Brendan Kerry, secured Australia’s first quota place at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017.

Kailani Craine and the pairs duo of Harley Windsor and Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya secured qualification places at a Senior International Qualification Competition – the Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany in late September, 2017.

All figure skating qualifications were finalised by 21 December 2017. For the full details on qualification click here>>>

If an athlete has qualified then they will be eligible to be nominated to the Australian Olympic Committee for selection. For the full details on nomination to the Australian Olympic Winter Team click here>>>

Competition Format & Events

There are five Olympic figure skating events: ladies’ singles, men’s singles, pairs, ice dancing and the team event.

The men’s, ladies’ and pairs competitions consist of two separate parts: the short program and the free skating. The short program combines seven prescribed elements such as jump combinations and spins. In the free skating program, skaters perform an original arrangement of techniques to music of their choice. The top 24 of the 30 competitors in the singles events and 16 of 20 couples in the pairs event qualify for the free skate.

In the pairs the couple work as one unit, demonstrating overhead lifts, throw-jumps with the man launching his partner, death spirals and side-by-side and combination spins.

Ice dancing is similar to ballroom dancing and composed of two parts, the Short Dance and the Free Dance. The focus is on the complex steps in rhythm and time to the music. The skaters maintain contact with each other, including lifts and spins. The Short Dance includes a prescribed set pattern  to their own choice of music plus three required elements - twizzles, a lift and step sequence.  In Free Dance the pair freely express their interpretation of the music they have chosen, which must include nine required elements. 24 ice dance teams compete in the Short Dance, with only 20 going through to the final. 

The figure skating team event will feature teams made up of six skaters: one male skater, one female skater, one skating pair and one ice dance couple. Points are awarded to each skater/ couple. The team with the highest number of aggregate points is declared the winner. The figure skating team event made its first appearance at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck and made its Olympic debut at Sochi in 2014.


Following a judging controversy in Salt Lake 2002, the ISU adopted a new system in 2004 to award points for each element of a skater’s program. Each element is judged first by a technical specialist team before a panel of nine judges award a score for the execution of that element plus five separate scores for the artistic performance (program components) as a whole.

A total score is based on the addition of points of two segments.

1. The technical score (or Total Element Score) is comprised of points gained on jumps, spins and footwork. Each element of the performance is assigned a base value relating to its degree of difficulty, with judges evaluating the performance on each element within a range of plus 3 to minus 3.

2. The Program Component Score comprised of points gained on five components - skating skills, transitions/linking footwork, performance and execution, composition and choreography,  and interpretation and timing. The program component scores range from 0.25 to 10.0 and range from very poor to outstanding. It evaluates overall skating quality, difficulty and quality of steps linking the elements, style and originality.

Australia and Olympic Figure Skating

Australians first competed in figure skating at Oslo 1952. Adrian Swan competed in the men’s individual and placed 10th. Nancy Hallam and Gweneth Molony both competed in the ladies individual placing 14th and 21st respectively. Cameron Medhurst represented Australia at three consecutive Winter Olympics, at Sarajevo 1984, Calgary 1988 and Albertville 1992, where he achieved his best of result of 16th in Albertville.

The brother/sister national pairs figure skating champions Stephen Carr and Danielle McGrath (Carr) also represented Australia at three consecutive Winter Olympics. At Albertville 1992, they placed 13th and then equalled the best performance by an Australian pair with 11th at Lillehammer 1994. In Nagano 1998 they placed 13th.

Another three-time figure skating Winter Olympian is Cameron Medhurst (Sarajevo 1984, Calgary 1988 and Albertville 1992), palcing 19th, 19th and 16th respectively. He is the only figure skater to be a flagbearer (Closing Ceremony Albertville 1992.)

Australia’s best Olympic results were achieved by Adrian Swan (Oslo 1952) and Anthony Liu (Salt Lake 2002) who both placed 10th in the men’s individual; Joanne Carter who placed 12th in the ladies individual at Nagano 1998; the pairs Stephen and Danielle Carr, who placed 11th at Lillehammer 1994, and Monica MacDonald and Rodney Clarke who placed 20th at Nagano 1998 in ice dancing.

 Cheltzie Lee was Australia’s only figure skating representative at Vancouver 2010 and won the hearts of the nation, finishing 18th in the short program and 20th in the free program (20th overall), posting personal best scores and delivering beyond her 16 years.


Pre-PyeongChang AUS Tally

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Fast Facts

World Championships beckon for Olympic figure skaters 19 March 2018 (AEDT)

After a long season, Australia’s Olympic figure skaters have one more major event on their calendars this week before they can rest easy.


Inspirational Aussie women at PyeongChang 2018 8 March 2018 (AEDT)

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, take a look at some of the amazing achievements of our female athletes at the recent PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.


The future looks to be figured out 24 February 2018 (AEDT)

If there was any doubt that Australian figure skating was improving, the results from these Olympics have surely put them to rest.


Aussies in Action Day 14 24 February 2018

Figure skating, Ski Cross and Speed Skating were the flavours of the day on Day 14.

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International wrap -- Day 14 23 February 2018 (AEDT)

Your daily dose of all the international action from Day 14 of PyeongChang 2018.


Next Up, Catch up: Day 15 23 February 2018 (AEDT)

Quickly catch up on yesterday's excitement before you cheer on the Aussie 4-man bobsleigh crew today and the two Aussies in the grueling 50km Cross Country Mass Start.


Ecstatic Craine reflects on perfect debut 23 February 2018

With a debut she can be incredibly proud of, Kailani Craine is looking forward to many more Olympic experiences to come.


Craine sparkles with super Free Skate 23 February 2018 (AEDT)

Kailani Craine has finished her first Olympic campaign with another strong skate and a new season’s best in the Free program.


Next up, Catch up: Day 13 22 February 2018 (AEDT)

Catch up on all the Aussie highlights from Day 12 and get ready to cheer on Greta Small and Dom Demschar in the Alpine skiing today.


Positive Craine proud of Olympic debut 21 February 2018

Kailani Craine made her Olympic debut at PyeongChang with a fantastic Short Program, and is looking forward to Friday's Free Skate.


Aussies in Action Day 12 21 February 2018

From the precision of figure skating to the speed of Downhill skiing, check out the Aussies in action on Day 12

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Dream debut for Kailani 21 February 2018 (AEDT)

Olympic debutant Kailani Craine has sailed through to the free skate of the Ladies Figure Skating, after a stunning short program which included a strong double axel and triple-double jump combination.


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Next up, Catch up: Day 12 21 February 2018 (AEDT)

Figure skater Kailani Craine will finally realise her Olympic dream when she makes her debut on Day 12. Following Craine, there are Aussie’s in action across three different ski disciples who all have the same goal – to be the fastest.


Lucky Kailiani ready to roll the dice 20 February 2018 (AEDT)

Olympic figure skating debutant Kailani Craine says she has been surrounded by 'good omens' since arriving in South Korea and is ready to show the world what she's been working on.


International wrap - Day 10 20 February 2018 (AEDT)

For the first time in 20 years, the gold medal for the two-man bobsleigh has been shared by two teams -- Canada and Germany.


Harley Windsor and Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya say the best is yet to come 19 February 2018 (AEDT)

It was a whirlwind build-up to the Olympics for pairs skaters Harley Windsor and Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, and almost a week since their impressive debut, the young team are still pinching themselves.


Next up, Catch up: Day 9: 17 February 2018 (AEDT)

We're now in the second week of the PyeongChang 2018 Games, but that doesn't mean the action is slowing down.


International wrap - Day 8 17 February 2018 (AEDT)

Catch up on all the latest from Day 8 of PyeongChang 2018.


Aussies in action -- Day 8 17 February 2018

Catch up on all the latest from PyeongChang 2018

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